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The Search for One-eye Jimmy (1994)

R  |   |  Comedy  |  21 June 1996 (USA)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Joe Head
Lefty (as Ray Mancini)
Ed Hoyt
Holly Hoyt
Col. Ron
Disco Bean
Wayne Maugans ...
Tommy Hoyt
Lodge Kerrigan ...
Madame Esther
Father Julio


While working on a documentary on his old neighborhood, a young film school graduate shifts the focus of his production onto the disappearance of a local resident and the strange characters who are conducting the search to find him. Written by JD-2 <>

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With this search team... pray you don't get lost.



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Rated R for strong language | See all certifications »


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21 June 1996 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Alla ricerca di Jimmy  »

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Filmed in 1993, but not released until 1996. See more »


Snake: Who are you?
Junior: You know me, I'm Junior.
Snake: Junior? Who's your father?
Junior: Junior.
Snake: Junior Senior?
Junior: Yah.
Snake: And you're are Junior Junior?
Junior: That's right.
Snake: You fuckin' PA's kill me
Junior: hey man my family's fromt he dominican republic
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References What's My Line? (1950) See more »

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One of the funniest local movies I've seen.
2 May 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I remember aimlessly wandering Blockbuster video one night in college looking for a movie I hadn't seen yet (a rarity) and I stumbled across this movie that had a bunch of actors I liked. I rented it, watched it, and boy am I glad I did. It does require a bit of an acquired taste since the film is very low budget, but it has some of the funniest performances I've seen in any comedy in years. Nick Turturro is a standout in this film as a pathological thief with zero self control. His brother, John, turns in a funny one as the Red-Hook-local-dance-legend, Disco Bean. It's gonna be hard going finding this movie anywhere. If this tells you anything, I got rid of all my VHS tapes years ago when DVD came out and my collection has amassed to well over 100 DVD's...but the one and only VHS tape I have to this day is "The Search for One-Eye Jimmy".

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